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Freak Weather Conditions Wreak Havoc in Slovenia

Železniki/Cerkno, 18 September - Heavy rains hit Slovenia on Tuesday causing flash flooding and setting off mudslides. NW Slovenia looks to be hardest hit, with reports coming in of multiple floods and landslides. One person is missing and feared dead due to the flooding, which is also reported to have badly damaged the world-famous Franja WWII hospital.

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Many cars were damaged after being carried away by torrential waters.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Many cars were damaged after being carried away by torrential waters.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Many cars were damaged after being carried away by torrential waters.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Many cars were damaged after being carried away by torrential waters.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Many cars were damaged after being carried away by torrential waters.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STAA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Road between Skofja Loka and Zelezniki.
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Road between Skofja Loka and Zelezniki.
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Road between Skofja Loka and Zelezniki.
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Road between Skofja Loka and Zelezniki.
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Road between Skofja Loka and Zelezniki.
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Loka pri Mengšu
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Loka pri Mengšu
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Kanalski Vrh
Heavy rain has forced the closure of many roads in NW Slovenia.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

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